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Hackers Are Attempting To Resurrect WannaCry

The WannaCry malware was successfully brought to a halt last week, but the fight to keep it dead is just getting started. Cybersecurity experts warn that hackers are trying to bring the malware back to life.

Security May 21, 2017

Ransomware WannaCry Infected Almost Only Windows 7 PCs

Recently released data now shows that nearly all systems affected by ransomware WannaCry are running Windows 7. Affected devices running Windows XP, meanwhile, make up an insignificant portion of all recorded attacks.

Security May 19, 2017

It’s Happening: Old Versions Of Windows Stop Supporting Latest Processors

Microsoft announced last year that next-gen processors such as Intel Skylake will not be supported in Windows 7 and 8.1 versions. Now the promise is taking effect based on some user reports.

Microsoft April 14, 2017

Microsoft Reportedly Disabling Updates For Latest AMD, Intel Chips Running Windows 7 Or 8.1

True to its promise last year, Microsoft will disable any form of updates for modern processors still running older versions of Windows. Affected processors include those from AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm.

Apps/Software March 17, 2017

Microsoft Says Windows 7 Is 'Outdated' And Unsafe, Promotes Successor Windows 10

In a latest statement, Microsoft is reminding users that time is running out for Windows 7. The company maintains that it is not only outdated, but it will no longer get security support beyond 2020.

Microsoft January 18, 2017

Microsoft Also Thinks It May Have 'Went Too Far' With The Aggressive Windows 10 Upgrades: Users Not Alone

Several months after Microsoft has launched an aggressive push to get users to upgrade to Windows 10, one of the company's top executives admitted that the tactic, which severely aggravated users, was a mistake.

Microsoft December 23, 2016

Windows 7 Gets Another Nail In Its Coffin: Microsoft Stops Selling World's Most Popular OS To OEMs

Microsoft has officially stopped selling Windows 7 Professional licenses to OEMs, which means that new PCs can no longer have the OS preloaded. Windows 8.1 is in the same boat.

Microsoft November 3, 2016

Microsoft To Finally Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Nagware From Windows 7, Windows 8.1 Computers

Microsoft is finally removing the Windows 10 upgrade nagware from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs. The deletion of the Get Windows 10 app and all related software comes in patch KB3184143, which can be downloaded through Windows Update.

Microsoft September 21, 2016

How To Rollback From Windows 10 To Windows 8.1 Or Windows 7

Microsoft offered Windows 10 as a free download for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users. Customers who downloaded Windows 10 on their computer also have the option to roll back to the previous version of Windows.

Apps/Software August 17, 2016

Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1 Get Cumulative Update Model Like Windows 10, Promising Simplified Servicing Experience

Microsoft plans to make Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users’ lives easier starting October with the implementation of a new cumulative update system. The new policy will take a leaf out of Windows 10’s update book, leading to increased performance.

Microsoft August 16, 2016

Windows 7 Market Share Finally Falls Below 50 Percent, But Windows 10 Growth Slows Down

The market share of Windows 7 among computers worldwide has finally fallen below 50 percent, nine months after Windows 10 was released. The new operating system, however, failed to capitalize, as its growth rate has significantly slowed down.

Apps/Software May 2, 2016

Good News, Windows 7 And 8.1 Users: Intel Skylake Support Gets 1-Year Extension

Microsoft delayed the deadline for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 support on Skylake PCs. The company said that the new timeline should allow enterprise customers to make a smoother transition to Windows 10 and newer hardware architectures.

Apps/Software March 19, 2016

Microsoft Tells Customers To Use Windows 7 ‘At Your Own Risk’

Microsoft marketing chief Chris Capossela warned users who run Windows 7 on their computers to do so at their own risk. Is the warning a legitimate one, or is there a reason behind the statement?

Apps/Software January 4, 2016

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 Finally Fixes Fan Bug

AMD released an update to its Radeon Software Crimson Edition, patching some things up. The change log, which comes in version 15.12, offers an official fix to a fan speed issue that was reported by a number of users last month.

Apps/Software December 19, 2015

Xbox One Wireless Controller Adapter Finally Supports Windows 7 And Windows 8.1

Microsoft finally made its Xbox One wireless controller adapter for PC compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Initially, gamers who wanted to use the dongle wirelessly were restricted to Windows 10.

Video Games December 12, 2015

Microsoft Reissues Critical Patch Tuesday Update After Users Report Crashing, Freezing Other Problems

Microsoft reissues the KB3097877 or MS15-115 after the critical patch was reported to cause Outlook and computer problems on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 machines.

Apps/Software November 13, 2015

Windows 10 Adoption Rate Powered By Gaming: One In Four Steam Gamers Have Upgraded

A survey revealed one in four Steam gamers is now running Windows 10. The survey, in the meantime, also showed off that Windows 7 seems to be a crowd favorite.

Apps/Software November 5, 2015

Microsoft Declares Death Sentence On Older Windows: One More Year And Say Buh-Bye To New Windows 7, Windows 8.1 PCs

Microsoft has quietly given PC manufacturers a one-year deadline to sell off PCs running Windows 7 and 8.1. Here are the important end-of-sale dates that you need to note.

Computers November 3, 2015

Windows 10 Growth Still Modest As Windows 7, Windows 8.x Users Are Reluctant To Upgrade

In spite of positive reviews, Windows 10 convinced only a few Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to upgrade. The initial surge in Windows 10 upgrades slowed down drastically, but Microsoft has a plan to get the numbers up again.

Apps/Software November 2, 2015

Microsoft Still Harassing You To Upgrade To Windows 10? Here's How To Stop It

As PC owners tweeted on and on Microsoft’s pushiness forcing them to upgrade to Windows 10, solutions started to appear. Here are some verified methods to keep your Windows 7 or Windows 8 without being nagged by the Redmond giant.

Apps/Software October 27, 2015

Microsoft Goes Too Far, Automatically Installs Windows 10 In Some Windows 7 And 8.1 PCs

Several Windows 7 and 8.1 users accused Microsoft of automatically installing Windows 10 on their PCs without their consent. Microsoft responded, saying the automatic update is a ‘mistake.’

Apps/Software October 16, 2015

Oops, Sorry: Microsoft Pushes Out Windows 7 Test Patch By Accident

A mysterious update for Windows 7 was pushed out by Microsoft on Sept. 30. The patch was filled with gibberish text, and users were worried that the WIndows Update service was compromised.

Apps/Software October 1, 2015

Microsoft vs. Privacy: Windows 10's Controversial Tracking Tools Hitting Windows 7, 8

Microsoft has rolled out some controversial updates to Windows 7 and Windows 8, bringing the most criticized aspect of Windows 10: user tracking and extensive data collection.

Apps/Software September 8, 2015

Here's How To Open Windows 10's Secret Start Menu And What You'll Find There

Did you know there's a secret Start menu in Windows 10? Here is how to open it.

Apps/Software August 26, 2015

27 Million: Estimated Number Of Devices Running Windows 10

Estimates show Microsoft’s Windows 10 is now running on 27 million devices worldwide, and it has only been 10 days since the OS launched.

Apps/Software August 8, 2015

This Asus Zenfone 2 Runs Windows 7 And We're Not Kidding [Video]

An XDA Developers forum member shows how the Asus Zenfone 2 runs on Windows 7. The Asus handset comes running on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 10, 2015

Intel Outs Free Remote Keyboard App For Android: Here's What You Can Do With It

Intel’s new app is a useful tool that bridges the gap between Windows and Android. This is how you link a PC and an Android phone.

Apps/Software June 23, 2015

Windows 10 Pricing: Here's How Much It Will Cost If You Can't Upgrade For Free

Microsoft has confirmed the Windows 10 pricing for those not eligible for the free upgrade. Windows 10's new features include a redesigned Start Menu.

Apps/Software June 5, 2015

Microsoft Sends Out Windows 10 Upgrade Notice To Windows 7 And Windows 8 Users

Microsoft has started sending notifications to Windows 7/ 8 users, inviting them to 'reserve' their free upgrade to Windows 10.

Apps/Software June 2, 2015

Latest Apple MacBooks Will Not Have Windows 7 Boot Camp Support

Microsoft pulls Boot Camp support, which means Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users have to make a decision. Thankfully, Windows 10 is arriving later this year.

Computers March 22, 2015

Not Just Apple And Android: Microsoft Windows Also Vulnerable To FREAK Security Flaw

Despite earlier claims to the contrary, Windows is not safe from a decade-old security hole exploiting SSL and TLS sites.

Apps/Software March 6, 2015

Hello, Microsoft: Google Reveals More Bugs in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Google disclosed more security bugs in Microsoft's operating system. Microsoft, however, dislikes the way Google's security team tells the world about the flaws before they can even come up with a patch to fix the problems.

Apps/Software January 19, 2015

Windows 8.1 Surges Past XP in OS Market

Windows XP has continued to fall in market share, being overtaken by both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Despite this, Windows 7 continues to grow, holding over half of the operating system market share.

Computers December 1, 2014

Windows 7, 8 pulled from shelves, leaving wide sales door for Windows 10

With life support pulled from the beloved Windows XP earlier in the year, Microsoft also ramps down sales of Windows 7 and Windows 8. The stage is being set for Windows 10's 2015 launch.

Apps/Software November 3, 2014

Windows 9 leaks from China, Windows 8.1 beats out 8

Windows 8.1 establishes a solid lead over 8. Windows 7 is in its prime, but it may be time to start looking ahead.

Computers September 2, 2014

Windows 7 is the new Windows XP, Gartner warns

Research firm Gartner urged businesses to prepare for the end of support for Windows 7 in 2020. The company warned that failure to do so would cause a repeat of the chaos that followed the end of Windows XP.

Business August 17, 2014

First XP, now Windows 7 support life expectancy is five years

As Windows 7 prepares to leave the 'mainstream' Microsoft announces the date when security enhancements for the beloved OS will end. Support officially concludes in 2020.

Apps/Software July 11, 2014

Still on Windows 7? Microsoft announces pending end of support

Microsoft announces the end of support on its products which shall take effect in the next six months. This includes the popular Windows 7 that has a January 2015 deadline.

Apps/Software July 11, 2014

Google adds 64-bit support for Chrome, promises better stability and security

The 64-bit version is available for Chrome's Dev and Canary channels. It is not yet available for the mainstream stable version of Chrome.

Computers June 4, 2014

Windows 8.1 gains desktop OS share but 25 percent still use XP

Windows 7 still dominates desktops with half of the market using the operating system. Windows XP comes second, despite the support for it ended last April.

Apps/Software June 3, 2014

Windows XP less vulnerable to viruses than Windows 7 and Vista

Microsoft has published a report that compares Windows XP to its newer operating systems. It proved that besides Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows XP is more secure than its newer siblings.

Apps/Software May 13, 2014

5 things XP users can do as they mull upgrading to Windows 7 or 8.1. or, yikes, even switching to the Apple platform

XP users have a small window of time to either upgrade Windows 7 or 8.1. or ditch Windows all together. Here are a few tips to keep XP machines at least somewhat secure as you make the decision.

Computers April 7, 2014

The curtains are closing Tuesday on XP support: Are you ready for the Windows OS doomsday?

XP users have three days before XP security and patch support goes bye bye. First step is to make sure you've got Security Essentials working if you're not making an upgrade move by end of day Tuesday.

Computers April 5, 2014

Windows XP remains second most popular desktop OS behind Windows 7 - Windows 8 lags

Windows XP users just won't give up the ghost. The OS remains the most popular for desktops after top seed Windows 7. Windows 8 continues to lag behind in spite of Microsoft's best efforts.

Apps/Software April 2, 2014

HP falls in love with Windows 7 all over again

Windows 8 is all but dead, and now it seems as if HP is trying to drive the final nail in the coffin, by offering customers Windows 7 OS for its desktops and laptops.

Computers January 21, 2014

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